Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Song of the Day: 'Don't Make Me Over' by Sybil

This Burt Bacharach/Hal David classic has been recorded by many artists I adore, including Petula Clark, Neil Diamond, Connie Francis, Thelma Houston and Dionne Warwick, whose version is considered the definitive. But it was New Jersey-born R&B singer Sybil's new jack swing style take -- which hit No. 20 on the Hot 100 in 1989 -- that I always liked best, even if I never heard from lovely chanteuse again.



Moose said...

She also did an excellent remake of "Walk On By", that had those same great SoulIISoul styled beats.

Here's the video

Nico said...

Oh - I still think Sybil was one of the best singers of her day. She not only did a superlative version of this Bacharach and David song but also a great version of 'Walk on By' and the B-D like 'Make it Easy on Me' courtesy of SAW. Much more poular in the UK than in the USA. She signed on with PWL around 1991 and had a couple of excellent top 10s in the UK - 'When I'm good and ready' and 'The Love I Lost'. If you've never heard her 2001 dance track 'When I fall In Love' (antiloop mix)- i suggest you do it now - great song, great vocal - probably can hear it on youtube.